Vancouver Airport Guide
How long is the flight to Vancouver?
From London Heathrow the flight to Vancouver is approximately 10 hours if you fly direct. The return journey can take around 9 hours. Virgin Atlantic and Air Canada both offer a direct route from London Heathrow.
Which Airport do you arrive into in Vancouver?
When you visit Vancouver you will arrive at the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The airport boasts over 160 shops and services; they have everything you need to make for an enjoyable journey.
Do you need a visa with a British Passport?
Visas are not generally required for short visits to Canada. However, the FCO recommends checking eligibility prior to confirming travel plans. If you travel onto the U.S., you must adhere to the Visa Waiver Programme. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. Before you depart, check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Visitors in to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are given a great impression of what British Columbia has instore for them with architecture and art reflective of the province’s diverse landscape and people. Vancouver International Airport (YVR)is currently home to the largest collection of Northwest Coast Native art in the world.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Canada’s second busiest airport, serving more than 17.97 million passengers in 2013 and handling more than 258,000 aircraft landings and take-offs on its runways. In 2014, Vancouver International Airport was rated number one in North America in the Skytrax Awards, which is based on an independent survey of 12 million passengers in 108 different countries.
In Vancouver International Airport features two satellite Vancouver Aquarium Marine Exhibits. The main aquarium is a huge 114,000-litre tank, the smaller is 1,800-litre jellyfish aquarium. These tanks are home to a rich collection of marine life native to British Columbia.